"Sept. 30, 2013 -- A deadly, homemade drug known as krokodil may have made its way from Russia to the U.S.
Two people in Arizona are suspected of using the heroin-like drug, which rots the skin from the inside out, says Frank LoVecchio, "...
Narcan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is naloxone (Narcan)?
- What are the possible side effects of naloxone (Narcan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about naloxone (Narcan)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using naloxone (Narcan)?
- How should I use naloxone (Narcan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Narcan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Narcan)?
- What should I avoid while using naloxone (Narcan)?
- What other drugs will affect naloxone (Narcan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Narcan)?
Because you will receive naloxone in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Narcan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using naloxone (Narcan)?
Naloxone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of naloxone.
What other drugs will affect naloxone (Narcan)?
If you are using any narcotic pain medication, the pain-relieving effects of the narcotic will be reversed while you are also receiving naloxone.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex);
- methohexital (Brevital); or
- narcotic pain medication such as codeine (Tylenol #3), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic), methadone (Methadose, Dolophine), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), and many others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with naloxone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about naloxone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2013 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 3.01. Revision date: 5/10/2011.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Narcan Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.